In the 1950's the American Embassy began a tradition by arranging a Christmas treat for the younger boys. At first the boys were taken to an American Air Force base by coach for a slap-up do and entertainment.
In later years,when the upper age limit at the school was 13yrs, the parties were held at the school and enjoyed by all the boys with presents supplied by the Americans.
The American Party held in the new Games Room. Kevin Mulligan and others.
These two photos were taken at the American Xmas Party, probably 1969. Headmaster John Corner by tree. Includes Duncan Brown and Campbell to the right.
Duncan Brown and Javaid Rashid at the party with Barry and Antony Seaton in foreground.
The band plays for the school
A thinly disguised Corner gives Colin Cummings his Christmas present.
The boys were given a root beer soft drink which they disliked.
The handyman, Mr Cheesman, who was well liked by the boys, appears far left.